Mini Dress Haul

I’ve been watching YouTube influencers and they’ve inspired me to buy a selection of dresses I normally wouldn’t buy because I really want to look sexy and cute in some adorable dresses so I can get my flirt on.

Yes, the season is starting to change from summer to fall, but throw on a pair of boots or booties and call it a day.

It works for me.

Here are the dresses I bought:

I think they’re all beautiful in their own way but I’m especially pleased with the keyhole leopard print dress (add a belt) and the red rose print wrap around dress, which would pair nicely with a set of thigh high boots and a wool jacket for winter.

The red dress I love because red is one of my favorite colors.

And I love the print on the purple floral print dress.

All in all, I’d say I’ve got several new flirtatious dresses to wear when I go out and want to feel pretty and poised.

If only I could find room in my closet to hang them up. . .

Mini dress hauls are fun but challenging when it comes to storage.



Keyhole leopard print midi dress ($15) – LINK
Red rose print mini dress ($19) – LINK
Red wrap-around mini dress ($16) – LINK
Purple floral print mini dress ($16) – LINK


I must be in a 70s frame of mind because I’m all about the Muppets and Donny and Marie Osmond.

I actually think for my memorial, a long LONG time from now, I’d like to have the closing song to the Muppets play:

Nothing like ending with a little humor.

Of course I want everyone who attends to dress up in colorful clothes and bring the quilts I made for them to decorate the chapel.

Of course, it did occur to me that perhaps The Muppet Show’s closing song MIGHT be a little too casual, in which case I love the final song from the Donny and Marie Show:

May tomorrow be a perfect day

May you find love and laughter along the way

May God keep you in His tender care

‘Til he brings us together again.

Goodnight everybody!

Seems rather appropriate for a memorial.

Planning ahead

The difference between THIS pig mask:

And this pig mask:

Is that the first pig mask can be used at a socially distant Halloween party whereas the second one, while looking awfully realistic and attractive (for a pig nose), will not prevent the spread of covid.

Therefore I bought the first one today and I am thanking my lucky stars that I remembered this slight but ever so significant detail BEFORE the party!

Woot woot Ms. Lark

Well, it’s OFFICIAL!

I’m happy to announce that the illustrious Ms. Rachel Lark will be performing her brilliant, bawdy brand of songs for my birthday.

For my ACTUAL birthday!

I couldn’t be more pleased.

I have seen Rachel perform live in-person two times:

Once at Burning Man.

Once at a private burner party.

Both times I was blown away by her clever lyrics, challenging subjects, humor, and lofty commentary on modern life and relationships.

Although this won’t be in person, it’s the next-best thing and the best gift I can give to all my friends and family who show up to wish me another entertaining spin around the sun!

Trials and tribulations

I bought a lovely silver sequin dress for my Miss Piggy costume.

The problem is, there’s no thigh revealing side slit!

The slide slit is missing.

But that can be fixed by a skilled seamstress, no?

Well, the first place I went to wouldn’t alter the dress, but the SECOND place I went to agreed to give me a nice slit up the right side of the dress for $32.

The shoes I bought also needed a little help.

So I took them in to a repair shop for a little extra elastic.

My pink faux fur stole arrived and looks remarkably pale and almost purple-ish.

But It’ll work.

I actually think the coolness of the pink will go quite nicely with the silver dress.

It’s the ballerina pink gloves which might give me trouble.

I may need to shop for paler pink gloves to match the pink faux fur stole, like these sheer pink opera gloves:

And there you have it, a costume ready for a socially distanced Halloween Party.

Now, if only I knew of one. . .


Just kidding.  I’m going.


Thank goodness TikTok didn’t exist when I was growing up.

I think I would have been one of those girls who posts every romantic moment online for an audience to watch.

Welcome to the love story of my life.

I made my first TikTok today.

In case you were wondering, it was a little difficult.

I’m not used to video editing because it’s not something I routinely do for work.

Nevertheless, here it is:



Not surprisingly, I am going a little gray.

It’s noticeable now, especially during Covid, that my roots are turning silver.

And there’s something else.

I have a silver streak in my hair:

I’ve always had a light streak in my hair and I’m actually quite tickled that it’s turned silver.

After a little reflection (and discussion with my sister), I’ve decided I’m going to keep it silver and stop dyeing it.

This is a big step for me.

I’ve been dyeing my hair since I was in college.

I mean, I DO plan to dye my hair, but I’m NOT planning on fighting the silver streak which invariably turns gray a week after I dye it.

Stubborn silver hair.

I’m actually considering going full gray, but I’ve heard that can be difficult to accomplish.

I’m no fool.

I believe that something like this should be done by a licensed and trained professional.

So I won’t be buying box color and trying it on myself.

I’ve never tried to have two-tone hair.

This will be a new experience for me.

Wish me luck!

Miss Piggy

More than anything, I NEED this costume:

Yes, I am totally crushing on Miss Piggy right now.

As in Kermit the Frog’s paramour lady love.

Pig ears ($9.99):

More expensive HERE ($33.99 with tail).

Pig nose ($3.60):

More expensive HERE ($11.99).

Silver sequin strapless gown ($106.99):

Also HERE ($124.50) and HERE ($119.99) for similar $.

Les expensive silver sequin dress HERE ($54.00) and HERE ($32.99).

Pink stole ($16.99):

PINK (not purple gloves, because Miss Piggy is a PINK lady – $10.99):

Also here, in a more saturated pink ($11.87).

Long blonde wig ($14.99):

And there you have it.

Miss Piggy!

BTW, I think my friend Rupert needs to throw a MUPPET-THEMED party and invite everyone to come as their favorite Muppet.

I think I know a few STELLAR Miss Piggies!

And a couple OUTSTANDING Kermit The Frogs!

And don’t get me started on all the ANIMALS out there. . .

Mask Up!

I’m TERRIBLE at remembering my mask.

I literally leave the house and forget mine ALL THE TIME.

So I’ve started to keep a stash in my car, for when just in case becomes absolutely necessary.

Like that time I suddenly wanted to buy cake for the family at Nothing Bundt Cakes but didn’t have a mask so I couldn’t stop for the treat.

Such a shame!

What started all this was that I decided I needed to get a mask for my youngest kid and I picked out a custom bird-themed mask from – an Australian company which gives over 700,000 artists and designers a meaningful new way to sell their creations.

Then, because I have TWO kids, I decided to get a flag-themed mask for my eldest child who is a proud American.

And then I picked up two more, simply because momma needs masks too. . .

Somehow, between my blinged-out and sequined masks and these masks, I should do better.

Mask up, folks!

Help prevent the spread of covid AND spoil your kids at the same time.